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Firefighters tackle Aberdeen esplanade blaze at Jimmy Chung's

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  • February 21, 2014
More than 60 firefighters tackled a major blaze on the beach esplanade in Aberdeen. Eight crews were sent to the fire in the basement of Jimmy Chung's restaurant at about 04:20. That number later increased to 10. Flames destroyed the roof of the buil...

Poole Parkstone Road flats evacuated after 'e-cigarette fire'

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  • February 21, 2014
About 30 people were evacuated from flats in Poole due to a fire which is thought to have been caused by the charging of an electronic cigarette. It took more than 40 firefighters to tackle the blaze which started at about 09:30 GMT on the ninth floo...

Felixstowe fire station cuts opposed by town council and petitioners

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  • February 21, 2014
Proposals to get rid of all full-time firefighters in Felixstowe have attracted a 450-strong petition opposing them. The town's Labour group said it was concerned about response times as a result of existing cuts given that the town was also increasi...

Perth fire: Resident jumped from top floor flat

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  • February 21, 2014
A man suffered serious injuries after jumping from a burning top floor flat. Firefighters were called to the blaze at St Catherine's Square in Perth at about 23:30 on Tuesday. When they arrived, they were faced with a large fire on the top floor of a...

Man arrested over Stockton house arson attack

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  • February 21, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after seven people were forced to flee a house blaze on Teesside. Four adults and three children escaped the fire at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton, on Friday. Police said an initial investigatio...

Emergency callouts lowest for years

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  • February 21, 2014
Emergency callouts are at their lowest in over four decades, according to Jersey's Fire and Rescue service. It deals with five fires every week, and a non-fire emergency every day. The service rescues someone from a precarious or life-threatening sit...

Donkey rescued from 'neck-high mud' in Clapton-in-Gordano

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  • February 18, 2014
Firefighters have rescued a donkey trapped in "neck-high" mud. The donkey, called Geraldine, was found in a field in Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset, with only her head poking out of the ground on Monday. It took more than two hours for fire crews to pu...

S Korea building collapse: President calls for inquiry

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  • February 18, 2014
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye has called for a full investigation into the collapse of an auditorium near the city of Gyeongju that killed at least 10 and injured more than 100. Emergency staff worked through the night to find survivors. More...

Disaster simulation practice for emergency services

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  • February 18, 2014
A freight train and a passenger train collided spilling potentially lethal acid - in a simulation designed to test the response of the emergency services. Volunteers teamed up with freight firm DB Schenker, based at Toton sidings, on the border betw...

Trapped man rescued from trench in Bearwood

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  • February 18, 2014
A rescue operation was launched in Birmingham when a worker became trapped under two tonnes of soil in an 18ft (5.5m) trench. Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Barclay Road, Bearwood, at around 14:20 GMT. West Midlands Ambulance Service...

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